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256                                    FLOBA INDICA.                    [Papaveracea*
mate bilobo v. bilamellato sessili. Capsvla elongata, complete 2-valvis,
2-locularis, plaeentis nempe dissepimento spongioso conjunctis, stigmate
saepe stipitato. Semina foveolis dissepiment! subimmersa, scrobiculata,
—Herbae biennes v. perennes, pleraqtee'au&tro-JBuropaa et orientates,
glauc&, succo crpceo, foliis radicalibus petiolatis, caulinis ampkxicauli-
bus inoisis lo&atiwe, pedunculis axillaribm terminalibusque soUtariis uni*
fiori8y floribnsj&M?& v. phceviceis.
No species of this genus lias hitherto been found in India proper; and of the two
Afghanistan ones here described, one is Persian, and the other appears to be identical
with the British species, which has a very wide range in western and southern
Europe, and ia western Asia.
1.  G. elegans (Fisch. et Meyer, Ind. Sera. Hort. Petrop. 1835,29);
divaricatim ramosa, foliis latissime amplexicaulibus cordatis ovato-ob-
longis sinuato-lobatis, capsulis'gracilibus torulosis strictis curvis v, sub-
circinatis.—Led. M. JKoss. i. 93.    GK contortuplicatum, Łois$. Ann, Sc.
Nat. xei. 376.
HAB." Afghanistan, Griffith!—(Fl. sestatc.) (v. s.)
DISTRIB. Persia borealis!
Caulis gracilis, erectus v. decumbens, pluries dichotome ramosus, ramis divaricatis
glabris setulosisve. Folia cauliua coriacea, 1-2 uuc. longa. Siliqute perplurimrtj,
2-3 nnc. longee, 1 lin. latse, stigmate late trigono terminate teretes, patentim setu-
losse, corrattc, tortaosae r. strictse et ercctee. Semina parva, clathratim cancellata.
Our plant perfectly agrees in all essential characters, and the often tortnpse pod,
with Aucher-Eloy^ specimens of (?. elegan* (4042)> which latter, however, present
a denser ramification, longer and more arcuate pedicels, more glabrous pods, and
more turgid seeds than our plant does,—characters which do not appear to us to bo
of much value in other species of the genus. The G. pumilum, Boiss., of Persia
(Kotschy), appears to us, judging from our small specimen of it, to be a state of the
same plant.
2,  O. corniculatTom (Linn. Sp. PL 724); caule gracili ramoso
setoso v. gla^rato, foliis caulinis latissime ovato-oblongis cordatis am-
plexicaulibuSp capsulia rectis curvisve setosis.—DO. Sy*t. ii. 96; Led*
IL ttoss. i. .9,2.
HAB. Afghanistan, Griffith /— (Fl. sestate.) (v. *,)
DJCSTB.IB. Europ. bor. occ.I regio Mediterranea I ins. Canariens,
Persia!
Exemplar mancum. Folia, parya, coriacea, late cordata. Pedicelli florum gra-
ciles, fructiferi valid! elongati. Sili'qua 7 mic. longsB, valvsc setis aculeisve sparsis
erectis ornataj. Semina oulonga, profunde caiicellata.
Our specimens are very variable, and do not appear to be 'specifically distinct from
the common European one to which we have referred it, and which m cor opinion
uxclottet a good many modern species of the genus.
- 1. HGBMERIA, DC.
Sepala 2i Petala 4. Stamina indefinite. Ovarium, Kneare; stig-
mate 2-4-lobcrsGssili. Capsula elongata, complete 2^4-valvifi, 1-locu-
laris, valvis ab apice dcorsum dehiscentibus, placentis foveolatia libe-
ris. Semina reniformia, scrobiculata.-—Herbse annua} succo fovo, foliia